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Early Mobilisation Programme for Kids Safe, Effective

2016 19 Oct

Evaluation of a pilot mobilisation programme in the paediatric critical care unit at Johns Hopkins University found that it is effective and safe in reducing sedation and boosting early mobility. The most commonly reported barrier to early mobilisation after PICU Up! implementation was availability of appropriate equipment. But a change in mindset is... Read more

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Tracheal Intubation after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children, Significant Survival Difference

2016 05 Oct

An observational study of 2294 patients from a large registry found decreased survival to hospital discharge in paediatric patients who were tracheally intubated during in-hospital cardiac arrest.Lars W. Andersen, MD, MPH, of the Research Center for Emergency Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, and colleagues, analysed data from the United... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Touch Creates a Healing Bond in Healthcare

2016 27 Sep

In contemporary healthcare, touch— ‏contact between a doctor’s hand and a ‏patient—appears to be on its way out. ‏The expanding role of CT and MRI imaging ‏is decreasing reliance on touch as a way of ‏making diagnoses. Pressures to move patients ‏through the system more quickly leave health ‏professionals with fewer opportunities to make ‏contact. Our... Read more

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10 Ways to Address Moral Distress in the ICU

2016 24 Sep

Moral distress is a reality and should be addressed by a culture of frank disclosure and good team communication. Although it is hard to find the time and space to do this, there are things that can help, says paediatric intensivist, Daniel Garros, writing in Frontiers in Pediatrics.Garros, Staff intensivist, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University... Read more

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EAPS 2016: European Academy of Paediatric Societies

2016 26 May

The Congress is organised by the three societies: the European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP), the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) and the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC). In addition, for EAPS 2016, we are very happy that six other important European paediatric societies have accepted our invitation... Read more

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Reduced CT Usage for Common Childhood Diagnoses

2015 27 Aug

Researchers in the U.S. have found a significant decline in the use of computed tomography (CT) scans at children's hospitals for 10 common childhood diagnoses including seizure, severe head trauma and upper respiratory tract infection. They say that alternative imaging modalities such as MRI and ultrasound are being used more frequently for eight of... Read more

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86th NNIW – Protein in Neonatal and Infant Nutrition Recent Updates

2015 27 Jul

150 nutrition experts and key opinion leaders in the field of pediatrics from 26 countries gathered in China in May 24-27th to share their views and opinions on “Protein in Neonatal and Infant Nutrition: Recent Updates”. This 86th Nestle Nutrition Institute workshop brought together world-leading experts to discuss the new development in protein in... Read more

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Bayer receives EU approval for Gadovist® for use in pediatric patients less than 2 years of age

2015 14 Jul

Approval based on data demonstrating the pharmacokinetic and safety profiles of Gadovist at standard dose (0.1 mmol/kg) were similar to adults and children 2 years of age and olderDiagnostic use in approved indications has been expanded to include use in pediatric patients less than 2 years of age, including term newbornsNew expanded use was confirmed... Read more

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Rapid Evaluation of Kids' Stroke Symptoms

2015 07 Jul

New research from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN) finds that an emergency room rapid response plan for children can help diagnose stroke symptoms quickly. While quick response processes have been established for adult stroke patients, researchers say paediatric acute stroke teams are a new phenomenon. The research... Read more

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